Ah, summer! It’s almost upon us, and as the world reopens, many families are thinking about hitting the road. One fun way to while away the hours and keep kids entertained without screens (which could cause carsickness anyway) is by cueing up a catchy playlist of fresh tunes. Perhaps it will inspire you to curate your own favorite spins:
The playlist features original songs by artists like the Story Pirates, Elliott Park, SaulPaul, Little Miss Ann, Tracy Bonham and Rabbit! There’s also an amazingly sweet new cover song by the harmonious duo Renee and Jeremy. It should give road-weary parents at least 45 minutes of peace. Plug in the headphones and roll.
Also fresh for summer dance parties and travel is the new Koo Koo Kanga Roo album Slow Clap! With songs like “Ice Cold Lemonade” (featuring Murs) and “Backyard Swimsuit” (featuring Sims), it won’t be long before you and the entire family are up and bopping around with Bryan and Neil. Start your own family dance party with the “Ice Cold Lemonade” Dance A Long music video HERE, and visit the band at KooKooKangaRoo.com.
Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band, led by Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, celebrate diversity and inclusion with their songs, blending cultures seamlessly through lyrics and melody. They have won Emmy Awards for their kids’ variety show, “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too” and Latin GRAMMYs for two of their family music albums: ¡Fantastico! (2013) and ¡Buenos Diaz! (2019). On June 1st, Lucky will release his first children’s book, Paletero Man (Harper Collins, illustrated by Micah Player), which is inspired by the vibrancy of street life in Los Angeles, where he and Alisha are raising two daughters. Then on June 25th, Lucky and the band will deliver a sunny new collection of bilingual sonic treats called Crayon Kids.
Preorder the album from a favorite music source by going to this link, and get updates about the band at www.luckydiazmusic.com
Very soon, both Koo Koo Kanga Roo and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will announce their first live and in-person family concerts for late summer and fall of 2021. Watch for the news!